Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2013’

  • Granny Smith

    Granny Smith

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    Granny Smith is a fine commercial apple originating in Australia in 1868. It is one of the few all-green apples that have gained popularity in the American market. It is a good keeper and considered by many to be one of the best cooking apples, …

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  • Graniwinkle

    Graniwinkle

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    Also known as: Granniwinkle Always considered a first-class cider apple, Graniwinkle is also a wonderful fresh eating apple with a rich, sweet flavor. The apple originated in New Jersey in the early 1800’s and was named for the grower who first cultivated it. Fruit is …

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  • Gragg

    Gragg

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    Also known as: Red Gragg, Winter Queen Originated about 1860 on the farm of James Gragg in Caldwell County, North Carolina. It was valued by North Carolina growers for its fine cooking qualities and long storage ability. The conical shaped fruit is medium sized with …

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  • Golden Sweet

    Golden Sweet

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    Also known as: Golden Sweeting, Early Golden Sweet, Summer Sweet An extraordinarily sweet apple, so sweet that Lee Calhoun says the “first bite can be a shock.” It has no acid to balance the sweetness, so eating Golden Sweet can be like eating a tablespoon …

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  • Golden Russet

    Golden Russet

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    Also known as: Bullet Pippin, Fox Apple, Long Tom, “Rusty Coat” The American Golden Russet is a famous, old “Southern” apple which originated in Burlington County, New Jersey in the 1700’s. A widely versatile fruit, Golden Russet is excellent for fresh eating and drying but …

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  • Golden Reinette

    Golden Reinette

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    Also known as: Golden Rennet, English Pippin, English Golden Reinette, Kirke’s Golden Reinette, Reinette Golden, Yellow German Reinette There is a lot of confusion about Golden Reinette as there are several old European apples with this name or synonyms derived from the name. Regardless, we …

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  • Golden Pippin

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    Also known as: Butter Pippin, Large Golden Pippin, Mammoth, Pound Royal, York Pippin Another of the many old American apples with an incomplete history. Known to have originated as an American apple around 1880, the original parentage is unknown. A distinct variety from the better …

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  • Golden Pearmain

    Golden Pearmain

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    Also known as: Clarke’s Pearmain, Yellow Pearmain A beautiful apple of obscure origin. Golden Pearmain is believed to be one of the original apples grown in Thomas Jefferson’s orchards in Monticello. The medium-sized, somewhat conical fruit has an attractive golden-orange skin, marbled and striped with …

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  • Golden Delicious

    Golden Delicious

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    Also known as: Yellow Delicious A truly wonderful apple when well-grown, Golden Delicious arose as a seedling on the farm of Anderson Mullins of Clay Co., West Virginia, in 1912. It is believed to be a cross of Grimes Golden, another fine old West Virginia …

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  • Gloria Mundi

    Gloria Mundi

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    Also known as: Monstrous Pippin, American Mammoth, Ox Apple, Notley Pea(?) A huge apple, probably the largest apple ever grown in the United States, according to Calhoun (1995). Some apples commonly reach a pound or a pound-and-a-half. The origin of this variety is somewhat unclear. …

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